Lily Collins at the 2012 CFDA Fashion Awards

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Hana Soukupova at the CFDA Fashion Awards

June 8, 2011 § Leave a comment

I was surprised that it took so long for Marchesa to appear at the CFDA Awards. I have been finding the complete presence of Marchesa on absolutely every runway to be a bit overdone. I love every collection and every aspect of every piece — there is a care and intricacy that is lacking in many current designs. Soukupova worked this like no one’s business — she has the height and presence to embody this dress as it is meant to be embodied. In fact, I almost take back all my feelings about Marchesa. Any and every celeb thinks that can rock a piece of this, yet only a select few can. Hana Soukupova is one of that elite.

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Marchesa Spring 2011

 

Brooke Shields at amfAR’s Cinema Against AIDS Gala during Cannes

May 19, 2011 § Leave a comment

Something about this dress on Brooke Shields feels off. It just doesn’t completely work. The dress is pretty but not suited to her personality. Also, the hairstyle. Completely off.

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Marchesa Spring 2011


Michelle Trachtenberg on “The Wrong Goodbye” Episode of Gossip Girl

May 17, 2011 § Leave a comment

I love this old Marchesa dress — and strangely enough, Trachtenberg’s character on GG wasn’t the only celeb to wear it this season. Sandra Oh wore the same dress to the NAACP awards in March. Trachtenberg holds herself with such poise and attitude that it takes on a new form. Love this.

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Michelle Trachtenberg in Marchesa at the ABT Winter Ball

Michelle Trachtenberg in Marchesa at the "Take Me Home Tonight" Premiere

Michelle Trachtenberg in Georges Chakra at a Hollywood Gala


Penelope Cruz at the “Pirates of the Caribbean 4″ Premiere at Cannes

May 14, 2011 § Leave a comment

Anything Marchesa makes me drool. I feel like I would appreciate this more had she not worn such an amazing piece earlier in the day. The lavender is so sweet and the little bustle at the bottom. THe embroidery over the sheer = delicious. Well done, Cruz. This promotional tour for Pirates has been a huge boost to her style cred. HUGE.

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Marchesa Fall 2011

Penelope Cruz in Stella McCartney at Cannes

Penelope Cruz in Givenchy at a Pirates 4 Premiere


Rachel McAdams at the “Midnight in Paris” Premiere at Cannes

May 11, 2011 § Leave a comment

I DIE, LADIES, I DIE. Talk about the most amazing choice. THIS WINS. HELL. THIS WINS MET GALA DRESSES.  She’s literally nude, covered in sheer, embroidered fabric. She looks miraculous. Her hair is curled and the entire look is retro in the new perception of old hollywood. I will file a complaint about her Casadei heels. The shine, the taupe satin just doesn’t work. It’s like a sexy lobster to me.

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Rachel McAdams in Maxime Simoëns Couture at Cannes

Rachel McAdams in Michael Kors at a "Morning Glory" Premiere

Marchesa Fall 2011


The Rest of the Met Gala…

May 4, 2011 § Leave a comment

Karlie Kloss stuns in a gorgeous gold Dior look. Gorgeous.

Isabel Lucas’ Louis Vuitton look was one of my favorites though. She dove completely into the look with her headdress and the amazing pink and red contrast. It was like a valentine the way the colors worked together.

I like Michelle Williams’ Miu Miu dress but I do find it kind of boring. She’s got such unusual taste yet she played it very safe here which is surprising and a bit disappointing.

While the thought behind Beyonce’s dress is great, but in actuality it looks a bit stiff. It also definitely looks as if it were influenced by McQueen.

I don’t like Lea Michele’s Escada look. It’s got a weird way that it sits on her. The red is gorgeous with her skin color and it should be beautiful but it just does not fit perfectly.

Taylor Swift opted for a dress out of her normal princess zone. I don’t really like it. I wish that she had stuck with the normal, fairy tale elegance dresses. The unusual quality of this dress rubs me the wrong way on her… it just doesn’t look genuine.

Rumer Willis in Mischka again, not surprising but this dress looks way better than they usually do. This is an amazing color on her. With her pale skin and darker hair, the dark colors really bring everything out rather than the brights she generally opts for which wash her out. I love the trap and the feathers and the sequins — it’s perfect. I’m impressed and hope she continues in this vein.

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley looks AMAZING. No one else seems to love this as much as I do. I think that the rose silk is so well cut. This is perfect.

Leighton Meester took a real risk and I am not the biggest fan of this dress I do think she looks stunning and am impressed with her.

Wearing prints to an event like this is a real risk. I think Emma Stone pulled it off. This pattern was all over the fall collection but nothing even vaguely in this cut. I think that the cut itself is very simple and the dress is given character pretty much by the print alone.

Monaghan ROCKS the neon pink. Of the neon pink looks tonight, I prefer this. It’s so simple, literally covers every inch of her body in such a graceful way. I love long sleeves, they are amazing.

Rosario Dawson was made to wear this. That’s a fact. This is very similar to many pieces from the fall collection.

Lily Donaldson’s Erdem’s look is just the most amazing thing I’ve ever seen. I just adore it, the lace in blue is just unusual and the way that it just drapes and is so revealing yet not slutty at all — it actually looks tasteful. How in the world doe she do that?

Milla Jovovich in Marni. Stunning.

Anna Dello Russo. My style idol. I’m going to do more on this and I’ll link back to it. I do ADR focuses on my other blog.

I’m doing this really quickly because I am so tired. Shalom Harlow in Marchesa — interesting, and gorgeous. This is similar to Taylor Swift’s, yet it is more successful. Had she worn this I would have had no complaints.

This is the best I have ever seen Kristen Stewart look. It’s really simple but it totally works.

Bar Refaeli in Reem Acra is gorgeous. The sequins, the metallics, the style… woo!

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Miranda Kerr at the 2011 Met Gala

May 4, 2011 § Leave a comment

Talk about a dreamy dress. Miranda Kerr, a mere weeks after popping out a baby with possibly the most amazing genetic make-up ever, stuns in a couture gown at the most high profile fashion event of the year. I love her head dress and shoes, a way to add a dose of edge to this completely princess-dress. While I do think that the white is so white it rings bridal to me, this is a really bold move and a well orchestrated one. She looks like a swan princess in this and while I don’t think it’s completely right for the event I really love it so therefore, I deem it a-ok and impressive. The tulle over the tutu part is what gets me, it feels unordered to me. I’m also wondering how she arrived — you can’t sit in a car in this piece, or can you?

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Marchesa Fall 2011

Miranda Kerr in Roland Mouret at Tribeca


Fergie at the 2011 Met Gala

May 4, 2011 § Leave a comment

Personally, not a huge fan of this. The Marchesa piece is so dainty and airy and Fergie is not. She’s a presence, she’s got power and she is by no means a quiet girl which is what this dress says to me. Her boobs alone look as if they will burst the dress, she looks as if she’s so restricted in it and can’t breathe or move. I love the dress and I give Fergie complete credit for attempting to go here but it’s just not the right step in my mind.

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Marchesa Fall 2011

Fergie in Anna Sui at the Avon's 125th

Fergie in D&G at the Kids Choice Awards


Olivia Palermo at the Couple of the Year 2011 Event in Germany

April 12, 2011 § Leave a comment

This is a best of the year contender in my mind — literally one of the most beautiful thing I have ever seen in my life. While this is a red carpet repeat (Elle Fanning wore the Marchesa piece in the fall, before I began my blog), I don’t see any comparison between the two. Palermo just looks absolutely deadly sexy, elegant…just stunning all over. Her clutch is by Club Monaco and studded and excellent and the seriously bold move of wearing the red and black satin pumps with the dress is so risky but works — her style acumen is above anyone else’s. The updo is classic and beautiful and really what separates her style from Fanning’s. She’s so mature and rather than working this as kind of an innocent and old look as Fanning does, she just dresses it up and keeps it old elegance.

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Olivia Palermo in Giambattista Valli at the "Henry's Crime" Premiere

Olivia Palermo in Rachel Roy at Runway to Green

Olivia Palermo in Giambattista Valli at a Jewelry Collection


 

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